mono podium


noun, plural monopodia [mon-uh-poh-dee-uh] . Botany.
a single main axis that continues to extend at the apex in the original line of growth, giving off lateral branches beneath in acropetal succession.
Compare sympodium.

1870–75; mono- + -podium

monopodial, adjective
monopodially, adverb Unabridged
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monopodium (ˌmɒnəˈpəʊdɪəm)
n , pl -dia
Compare sympodium the main axis of growth in the pine tree and similar plants: the main stem, which elongates from the tip and gives rise to lateral branches
[C19: New Latin, from Greek monopous, from mono- + pous foot]

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monopodium   (mŏn'ə-pō'dē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural monopodia
A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.
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